EVENT:  A lion dance parade, elaborate costumes, eye-catching artistic demonstrations, origami workshops, live cultural entertainment, delicious food tastings and beverages will highlight a Lunar New Year festival hosted by UCI’s social sciences, law and business schools in conjunction with the campus’s John S. & Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business & Law.

WHEN/WHERE:  3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway Plaza (outside bldg. 214, grid F9/F10 on campus map)

INFORMATION:  Media planning to attend should contact Heather Ashbach at 949-824-1577 or hashbach@uci.edu. Parking is complimentary for media who RSVP in advance. Online registration is available at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec5ae46p9439727d&oseq=&c=&ch).


3:30 p.m.: The street festival kicks off in SBSG Plaza. Media are invited to enjoy free food and drinks in the limited-access Golden Monkey Lounge, where they can mingle and observe festival activities.                  

4 p.m.: The lion dance parade begins at the School of Law (after a special public lecture by writer James Fallows); it will pass in front of The Paul Merage School of Business and culminate at SBSG Plaza.

For more information on the festival, see http://www.socsci.uci.edu/files/announcements/160201_lunar/newyear.html. For details on Fallows’ appearance, see http://longinstitute.uci.edu/news-events/events/2015-16/160201-distinguished-lecture.html.